Rationale, Methodology and Recommendations

Year: 1991

Author: McKinnon, David H., Horton, Bruce, Oakley, John, Donaldson, Paul, Jeffries, David

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper presents the rationale for undertaking a study into the factors which influence school leavers to consider, or not to consider, a career in secondary mathematics teaching. The study questionned Year 12 students, their parents, the mathematics teachers at their school, and the students from Charles Sturt University - Mitchell studying to be secondary mathematics teachers. The methodology employed in the study is described and the recommendations arising from the results presented.